Wilderness Adventures for Homeschoolers: Fall Session

Homeschooling students ages 11 – 15 are invited to join us for a weekly wilderness adventure program based at Kroka's campus in Marlow, New Hampshire. The group will meet each Wednesday for a full day outdoors with activities in the wilderness and on the farm. Participants will develop skills for cooperative living in nature, competence in practical adventure sports, and appreciation for the natural history and ecology of New England.

Program days will alternate between day-long outings in the local area and skill-building days on the Kroka farm and campus. Each day follows the same rhythm:

8:30-9:00 AM: Drop-off and morning farm chores
9:30 AM: Morning meeting
10:00 AM: Departure for daily activity
12:00 PM: Lunch break
3:00 PM: Return to campus and clean-up
3:30 PM: Pickup and departure

On-campus activities will include firemaking, shelterbuilding, hiking, farming, traditional crafts and handwork, and service projects. Adventure activities include rock climbing, rappelling, canoeing, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, and map and compass navigation. Each semester culminates in a 3-day student-designed overnight expedition challenge to practice teamwork and skills learned.

STATUS: Open
SCHEDULE:
Wednesday, Sep 13, 2023 FIRST DAY COLTON
Wednesday, Sep 20, 2023 Adventures with Hope
Wednesday, Sep 27, 2023 Paddling w/ Hope+Colton
Wednesday, Oct 4, 2023 Adventures with Colton
Wednesday, Oct 11, 2023 Colton Adventures
Wednesday, Oct 18, 2023 BEARS DEN WITH COLTON AND HOPE
Wednesday, Nov 8, 2023 With Hope
Saturday, Nov 11, 2023 MTB Day
Wednesday, Nov 15, 2023 With Colton
Tuesday, Nov 28, 2023 Expedition?
Wednesday, Nov 29, 2023 Expedition?
Thursday, Nov 30, 2023 Expedition
Wednesday, Dec 6, 2023 with colton
Wednesday, Dec 13, 2023 Final Day w/ Hope and Colton
TIME(S): 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
AGES: 11 - 15
 
LEADERSHIP:
COLTON FRANCIS
Having been an outdoor educator at both ReTribe and Crow’s Path before coming to Kroka, Colton brings an immense reverence for community living, the intrinsic value of nature, and the spiritual development of our students. Colton can be found hither and yon running the trails, biking ‘round the counties, scaling the cliffs, and breathing in the mountain air.
HOPE MACKE
A year-round Kroka resident and wearer-of-many-hats, Hope embodies the quintessential Kroka duality between humble earth living and daring adventure sports. From leading evening reflections, to cooking delicious meals, to ski mountaineering, to Waldorf-style pedagogy, to wilderness medicine, to spearheading the officework behind summer programs, this soft-spoken force-of-nature can do it all.
 
COSTS:
$1,650.00
TUITIONCAP, HOMESCHOOL, Level A
Household Annual Income of $185,000 or more ($110/day)
$1,425.00
TUITIONCAP, HOMESCHOOL, Level B
Household Annual Income of $100,000 - $185,000 ($95/day)
$1,125.00
TUITIONCAP, HOMESCHOOL, Level C
Household Annual Income of $70,000 - $99,000 ($75/day)
$900.00
TUITIONCAP, HOMESCHOOL, Level D
Household Annual Income of $50,000 - $69,000 ($60/day)
$675.00
TUITIONCAP, HOMESCHOOL, Level E
Household Annual Income of $30,000 - $49,000 ($45/day)
$600.00
TUITIONCAP, HOMESCHOOL, Level F
Household Annual Income up to $29,000 ($40/day)
 
INITIAL DEPOSIT: $100.00 (due immediately)